NCCAT Offers Learning Opportunity Focused on Motivating Disengaged Students
CULLOWHEE—The complex, multi-faceted issue of student engagement will be addressed from April 18–21 during the program “Motivating Disengaged Students.” The professional development offering will be held at the Cullowhee campus of the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching, a recognized national leader in professional development programming for teachers.
“Motivating Disengaged Students” will cover classroom-specific techniques and motivational tactics that teachers may incorporate into their own customized classrooms.
NCCAT covers lodging, meals and conference materials. Teachers and/or their districts will be responsible for travel to and from the center and the cost of the substitute teacher.
14385 • Motivating Disengaged Students—Cullowhee
Students are engaged when they are involved in their work, persist despite challenges and obstacles, and take visible delight in their accomplishments. Solving student engagement issues is complex. What works in one class may be a failure in the next, with every year presenting new challenges for engaging students in various lessons. This program will use a collaborative classroom process to address questions dealing with how to create a classroom culture and how to create classroom instructions that facilitates self-motivation, personal responsibility, and perseverance of students. Participants also will review and evaluate motivational strategies for engaging students that can be used upon their return to the classroom.
Increasing teacher effectiveness is fundamental to improving public education. NCCAT provides teachers with new knowledge, skills, teaching methods, best practices and information to take back to their classrooms. For more information about NCCAT’s professional development programs, visit www.nccat.org or call 828-293-5202.